Country music singer Chely Wright and
Lauren Blitzer tied the knot on Saturday.
The women announced in April plans to
marry at Blitzer's aunt's home in Connecticut, one of six states
where gay marriage is legal. (The women live in New York, but at the
time of their announcement the state had yet to legalize such
Both wore Jose Dias-designed white
gowns for their big day. Wright told PEOPLE.com that they opted out
of including veils because “We like our hair too much!”
The couple served barbecue from New
York's Blue Smoke restaurant to their roughly 200 guests.
Wright, 40, met her thirty-year-old
future wife through her work as a board member of Faith
in America, a non-profit that counters “the bigotry, prejudice
and hostility toward the LGBT community being sold to the public for
several decades under the guise of religious belief and religious
teaching.” Blitzer is the group's development director.
“It's been a really exciting time,”
Wright told E!
Online. “We fit so well. And the best part is that our
families go so beautifully together.”
“We want a family,” she added.
“The benefit of being out is I get to have everything that everyone
Wright came out gay last year in her
memoir Like Me.
Wish Me Away, a film documenting
her coming out gay experience, premiered in April at the Nashville
Film Festival. Wright
has said that her decision to come out hurt her career.